Mastermind Behind Kidnapping of Four British Missionaries in Nigeria Dead

ICC Note

The leader of the gang that kidnapped four British missionaries, killing one, late last year, has been killed. Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo masterminded the kidnapping of the four missionaries for ransom. Less than a day after the initial abduction, however, one of them, Ian Squire, was killed for singing Amazing Grace to his fellow captives. The leader was taken after the release of the other three by a special task force. While transporting him, the convoy was ambushed and the leader killed. Kidnappings of foreign missionaries has become common in Southern Nigeria, because it has proved lucrative.

 

2018-01-14 Nigeria (WorldWatchMonitor) The Nigerian Army says the leader of a gang responsible for the death of a British aid worker has been killed, the BBC reports.

Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo was arrested by a special military task force. According to the army that task force was then ambushed on its way back to the camp, and Oyawerikumo was killed.

Oyawerikumo was the gang leader who masterminded the kidnap of four British missionaries in Enekorogha, in Nigeria’s restive Delta state, in October.

One of them, Ian Squire, 57, was killed in the early hours of their detention. He died in a hail of bullets after singing the hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ to lift the spirits of his fellow hostages, as World Watch Monitor reported.

 

 

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